Support for the teams

Mentors are available to help teams develop their Bill and with fundraising or sponsorship if necessary.

Individuals aged 16–25 can be part of Youth Parliament by contacting their local YMCA, or downloading an application pack. Application packs are released in the middle of January and will be made available here.

Applications usually close around mid-to-late March each year, and the Youth Parliament sits during the winter school holidays.

There are a number of ways the Youth Parliament Taskforce can help with fundraising or finding sponsorship if necessary for participating teams. Teams pay approximatly $4000 (+gst) per team of up to 6 participants. More information about deposits, discounts and obtaining sponsorship will be forwarded to successful applicants. Some schools, community groups or YMCA-managed centres sponsor teams to attend.

Additional funding assistance is available for rural and regional teams, who should indicate on the application form if they require additional financial support.

Interested in donating your time, talent or money to the Youth Parliament program?

If you would like to discuss Youth Parliament further, email


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